4 day flying chimpanzee tour to kibale national park and bwindi gorilla national park

Day 1

You will be transferred to Kajjansi Airstrip to meet your private charter plane to Fort Portal Airstrip. Your safari guide will warmly welcome you with a cold drink and drive to Kibale Forest National Park for an afternoon Chimpanzee trekking. These delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bushbabies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species.

Overnight at Ndali Lodge/Rwenzori View Guest House (FB)

Day 2

After breakfast, we will depart by road for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. We will drive through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth called Ishasha. Here we will take lunch by the Ishasha River and try to find the famed Ishasha tree-climbing lions before continuing on to Bwindi, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils.

Overnight at a luxurious Gorilla Resort/budget Buhoma Community Bandas (FB)

Day 3

Go gorilla tracking, walking up steep densely forested hills. In this thick and humid forest you almost have to cut your way through the undergrowth but finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring moment. Imagine coming less than 5 metres close to these primates. It won’t be easy but it certainly will be worth it.   Tracking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day.

If you have the energy in the afternoon, you will go for a village walk to see how Ugandans live!

Overnight at a luxurious Gorilla Resort/budget Buhoma Community Bandas (FB)

Day 4

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kayonza Airstrip to meet your private charter plane to Kajjansi Airstrip. Abacus representative will welcome you and transfer you to Entebbe International Airport to meet your flight back home.

Quotation

Quoted price includes;

  • Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla permit @$500 each
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Forest walk
  • Accommodation and meals

Excludes;

  • Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beverages, Beers, Beverages and tipping of staffs at the lodge, telephone, souvenirs, porters at the gorilla trek and any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
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